Using @mention in the planner comment box
Does Microsoft have plans to add on the planner app, under the commenting function, calling out someone, using @mention function?
Matt Hinnebusch commented
The "mention" functionality is great. However, any assigned persons should always get a notification email when a comment is added. But, nobody ever needs a notification email when they comment on a task themselves.
This other suggstion has the most votes: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/35098264-task-notifications-and-mention-in-planner
Ethan Thompson commented
This would be a very beneficial feature. It's hard to believe it isn't already available. I've seen users asking for this for a few years now. Development, please roll this feature out!
Vote on these 5 other posts as well to help get this implemented:
Maya DC commented
This is a MUST! you use mentioning in all platforms today. and this makes communication much more effective .
Jonas Lodin commented
This is a function everyone allready use in Teams and should be a small piece of cake to solve in Planner. Would be a great help for all collaborative Planners.
Alan Johnson commented
Having this necessary feature will allow me to notify a user of when something needs their attention. Not sure why this doesn't work as per the teams environment.
I have multiple people collaborating on a Planner Task and not having this creates swirl and wastes peoples time because we are unable to direct comments to people specifically.
Rodolfo Franco Gois commented
this is fully necessary!!
This is ESSENTIAL and something that makes me long for Slack again.
Same as Tom, we are using Planner in teams, to facilitate tasks management, but not being able to mention someone in this context is painful.
And not only comments !!!!!
We should be able to assign checklist actions to different people !
Tom Redhead commented
This is very important. We have been using planner in teams, and it just makes sense for conversations in cards to act like conversations in chats.